Pry is an excellent alternative to IRb with syntax highlighting and proper indentation.
You can install
pry by simply running the command
gem install pry
And then on the command line, run it!
But the best thing about
pry is that it brings an REPL (read-eval-print-loop) session directly to your code! Just do the following.
require 'pry' # Code above binding.pry #Code below
and it will display the session at the point where you've placed the method. You can play around with your code and then exit with the command
For more details, check out
* Pry Home